[Tastebridge] [Noisebridge-discuss] global hackerspace cupcake competition

Lilia Markham liliakai at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 17:42:07 PST 2011


Freezing rock solid seems like the easy way out. Be bold, people! May also
affect taste and appearance upon defrosting?

I am envisioning gyroscopic- or magnetic-stabilized cupcake-holding
apparati. or an active robotic system that senses perturbations in
orientation and counterbalances them. Or maybe just structurally reinforcing
the cupcakes themselves...like by enclosing them in m&m-like candy shells or
perhaps increasing cake density by mixing in some gelatin or mochi flour or
cookie dough. Some sort of durable/stiffening "icing", like a merengue-based
topping might be worthwhile too.

I liked the idea of a self-baking cupcake. In fact I have had multiple
conversations theorizing portable, self-baking cakes and cookies in the
past. They would be great for camping, picnics...car eaters? (We're gonna be
so rich!) Sadly, I fear that the only way to generate the necessary heat  is
to include some form of auto-igniting flammable materials or questionable
chemicals. The post office just loves when you send that kind of stuff
through the mail. :-\

Also I don't see any rule against using the Monte Carlo approach: send lots
and lots of cupcakes and you increase your odds of getting one there safely.
(or something. right? maybe? f u prob/stats class.)

cc'ing tastebridge

-lilia

On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 12:16 PM, Ariel Waldman <ariel at arielwaldman.com>wrote:

> Was so excited when I saw this! I would also suggest doing "research" by
> ordering cupcakes from the few places that do ship them across the country.
>
> --
> Ariel Waldman
>
> http://arielwaldman.com + http://spacehack.org + http://cupcakecamp.org
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> [Noisebridge-discuss] global hackerspace cupcake competition **
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> A weekend afternoon would probably be easiest for me...name one!
>
> Sean
>
> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 9:51 PM, meredith scheff <satiredun at gmail.com <https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss>> wrote:
>
> >* Yes! awesome. I suggest we also have a mechanical version somehow. I can
> *>* cook the cupcakes if people can chip in for ingredients. Yay!
> *>* what time do people want to do this?
> *>* Meredith
> *>*
> *>*
> *
> >* On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 2:12 PM, Sean Cusack <sean.p.cusack at gmail.com <https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss>>wrote:
> *
> >*
> *>>* ....aaaaand I can also get us dry ice. Access to cold things = easy for
> *>>* this guy.
> *>>*
> *>>* Sean
> *>>*
> *
> >>* On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 2:09 PM, Jason Jacobs <jason.jacobs at gmail.com <https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss>>wrote:
> *
> >>*
> *>>>* No LN2 access, but I do have an Omaha Steaks box sitting around.  The dry
> *>>>* ice contained within has since sublimated away, however.
> *>>>*
> *>>>* Jason
> *>>>*
> *
> >>>* On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 12:05 PM, Josh Myer <josh at joshisanerd.com <https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss>> wrote:
> *>>>*
> *>>>>* Does anyone have access to liquid nitrogen?  This, with some dry ice and
> *>>>>* an Omaha Steaks box... invulnerable cupcakebrick!
> *>>>>* --
> *>>>>* /jbm
> *>>>>*
> *
> >>>>* On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 11:45 AM, meredith scheff <satiredun at gmail.com <https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss>>wrote:
> *
> >>>>*
> *>>>>>* lets do this!
> *>>>>>* http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Global_Hackerspace_Cupcake_Challenge
> *>>>>>*
> *>>>>>*
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> *>* Ladycartoonist.com
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> *>* ___________
> *>*
> *>* A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher
> *>* a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts,
> *>* build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders,
> *>* cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure,
> *>* program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
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